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Brut66 guitarist Pete Bufo was perilously close to leaving this mortal coil early November 2012 after an ‘altercation’ with a bouncer at a gig in Lennox Head Northern NSW. As you will see from these images Pete is a peaceful, loving family guy who wouldn’t hurt a fly. This is a song we wrote together a few years ago. The chorus, "After all we were built for love", is his, it sums Pete up top a tee. We’re so glad you are still with us.

THE HO HO HO SHOW : EXHIBITION AT THE “EVERYTHING THAT’S BEAUTIFUL “ GALLERY

Alexandra Mann

Exhibition at my Gallery, opening tomorrow night ……… The Ho Ho Ho Show …… group show, with some FABULOUS local artists. It is a MUST see. Opening at 6pm @ ‘everything that’s beautiful’ 2/1 Church Street Lane. Bellingen. Thank You.

OPENING 2 DECEMBER 2011. That’s this Friday Night. 6p.m.

RUNNING THROUGH 2011

Here we go – one picture a month for 2011 of life here in the Bellingen Shire.

 

DECEMBER 2010 – a trifle early but it will give me the full 12 months.

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Here’s a treat. THE SUDDEN COMFORT MOTEL. Urunga doesn’t do very well with motels. Just a few along the Highway. IN fact, the whole shire is lacking in accommodation of the motel variety.

It surely is difficult to beat a Bates Motel on an old highway that goes by the name of SUDDEN COMFORT.

JANUARY 2011

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It was a good year for birds here in Raleigh. All manner of birds. I don’t know most of the names but I do know the kookaburra and the jabiru and the wee kingfisher as well as our lorikeets which come each day in their dozens.

FEBRUARY 2011

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Bellingen is a busy town these days but there are still occasions on which peace reigns. Hyde Street, Bellingen – with Dog.

MARCH 2011

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In March 2011, Scrubby the Scrub Turkey came to  live with us. Caused havoc. Tore the Succulent Garden apart. Pretended it was a chook or a lorikeet. Chased the cats and terrorised the foxes. Scrubby disappeared this week along with the 2 chooks and I am not that sorry to have him gone but he did add colour to daily life.

APRIL 2011

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2011 was better than the last few years as regards flooding and rain but there were still moments – and days. Even the critters despaired at times.

MAY 2011

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The Shire has abeautiful stretch of beaches including 3rd Headland on the Southern End.

JUNE 2011

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In Church Street are the cafes. Not all of them but they call it the café precinct. Black Bear is  the one we frequent most often but it’s a good row of eateries. Daytime mostly though I believe the new No 5 Church St is 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

JULY 2011

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Yellow Rock Road which runs from Raleigh to Urunga is worth a drive around. It follows the river most of the way. The 2009 floods hit it pretty hard and 2 years later some repairs are only just completed like this restored shed and fences.

AUGUST 2011

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2011 also saw the construction of the Church Street ‘Urban Precinct’. Cost a lot. Caused controversy and I have still to see people use it. Just past the Bean Café it is. I haven’t been to Bean. I’m not saying why, Could be just fine.

SEPTEMBER 2011

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Another of the buildings  trashed by the 2009 floods was the URUNGA MUSEUM. It re-opened in September after two years of dedicated volunteer work. I know its open on Tuesday and Wednesday and is well worth a look.

OCTOBER 2011

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And then last month, the inaugral BELLINGEN RIVER FESTIVAL was held. Spot on . Perfect.

NOVEMBER 2011

 

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And now the frogs are here.